Have Fun whenever you can - meet judy mollen Walters, WITH 9 SELF-PUBLISHED NOVELS AND A 10TH ON THE WAY
Why did you decide to self-publish? Did you have any doubts?
I decided to self-publish after I had the experience of publishing with my literary agency after they couldn’t find a publisher to take my book. They had a new program where they were publishing all the books they couldn’t sell. Throughout the process, I could see that I could do the same thing without having to give them any royalties, so for my next book, I did it myself, and I’ve been doing it myself ever since. I love the gratification of choosing elements, like my cover artist and graphic design, on my own.
What did you like best?
Being able to choose the cover that I liked best.
What was the hardest part?
Marketing! It’s really hard to get people to take a chance on a completely unknown author. And many traditionally published authors, no matter how I approached them, would not grant me a blurb.
Would you do it again?
Yes, in fact, I’ve done it eight times already!
What advice do you have for authors just starting?
Patience is key. Knowing you will get better is key. Asking for help is okay. Have fun with it whenever you can.
Perfect All The Time Longtime friends Elyse and Janet are in awe of their focused and accomplished children. Maddie is Ive League-bound and Chip, a superb athlete, is headed to play football for a top-tier school in the South. On the cusp of their adult lives, what comes next are not just college acceptance letters, but two pink lines.
Judy Mollen Walters is the author of nine self-published novels with a tenth slated for later this year. She writes about strong women trying to conquer difficult problems, either personally or within their families. Her latest novel, Perfect All the Time, features two best friends whose teenage children, also best friends, create a pregnancy.
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